Mayor of London proposes “cheaper and more sustainable” Olympic Games – 05/05/2021

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London, 5 May (EFE). – If Labor is reelected to London on Thursday, Labor Sadiq Khan proposes that the city be in 2036 or 2040 as “the cheapest and most sustainable Olympic Games in history” as part of the British recovery. Capital after the epidemic, he explained in an interview with the Effe Agency.

Khan revealed that after the success of the 2012 edition, he will appoint a committee of experts from the sports world, public sector and business to conduct the analysis to submit a new application to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

If this initiative succeeds, London will become the first city to host the Summer Games four times, as it was also the venue for the event in 1908 and 1948.

“The good news is that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already confirmed that 2036 or 2040 will not be in a hurry to return to the competition,” he said.

In the government’s opinion, it is possible that London’s candidacy could win by proposing “the most sustainable games to be celebrated, both environmentally and financially”, as the infrastructure built for 2012 will be used.

When the facilities were to be built or upgraded, the “carbon footprint” would be minimized and the cost would be “probably the lowest ever recorded”, serving as an example for other cities, including the current one. The Mayor argued.

Despite the party’s tensions, Khan, who became the first Muslim mayor of London in 2016, is confident that the government of conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson will support a final candidacy.

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“Johnson was mayor in 2012 and knows how widespread the Games can have on the city,” he said, nine years before the nomination attracted an investment of around £ 10 billion in the United Kingdom.

The 50-year-old Khan, a favorite in the elections for the vote, said, “I hope the government is on our side. It will not be to reap the benefits of the Olympic Games to be held in London in 2036 or 2040.” In the race for mayor.

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